(Written By Cindy Jacobs) In looking back over my life, I have been able to identify at least five major strongholds that I personally had to deal with in order to be released into my destiny. I think many women will relate to a number of these on differing levels.

1. Strongholds of the Mind

I like the way Ed Silvoso describes this kind of stronghold in That None Should Perish: “A mindset impregnated with hopelessness that causes the believer to accept as unchangeable, situations that we know are contrary to the will of God.” In other words, some of the ways we think and feel about ourselves and our situations are contrary to God’s will. Basically, there are ways we think and feel about ourselves that can actually stop us from reaching our destinies in God. These can be things such as childhood traumas, insecurities or inferiorities. READ MORE